[bug] Location not available in android apps when using gps only in 2.0.4

asked 2016-10-11 23:58:12 +0300

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updated 2016-10-12 15:49:09 +0300

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The bug is easily reproduceable for me.

If you only activate location finding via gps onlly (i.e. exclusive device mode) without using any data transfer, all apps runing in alien dalvik report that the device location is unknown. Native sailfish apps work flawless.

After changing the location settings to use all means (including data transfer), android apps can access the device location again.

The bug first appeared for me after having updated to 2.0.4.

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Battery saving mode != gps only. Please clarify what you mean.

bomo ( 2016-10-12 09:13:58 +0300 )edit

The descriptions in the settings sound very similiar to me. However, it is no difference. It does not work when I do activate GPS only at the top, use battery-saving mode or just gps in individual settings. As long as there is no data supported location source, android apps will not know your location.

btux ( 2016-10-12 09:38:36 +0300 )edit

Ok, interesting. Which android apps did you try? I'm using osmand from fdroid and it works fine.

bomo ( 2016-10-12 10:10:56 +0300 )edit

Okay, I initially got the settings wrong. I meant "device only" mode, not battery saving. But the problem is described correctly, android apps have many problems with any mode only having the gps device active.

I'm not so sure about the clear difference between android and sailish apps anymore. When I turn off data supported positioning, the following apps do not find my location anymore: Car2Go, DriveNow. Additionally the maep card app and Rockpool (pebble app) do not know it, they are sailfish apps. The build-in cards app from jolla works in any case. OsmAnd has great problems in finding me, saying it sees no gps satellites but positions me within some kilometers of my location. Google Maps app does find my position.

btux ( 2016-10-12 10:34:32 +0300 )edit

Ah thanks! I was wondering why it stopped working, indeed Jolla has changed our settings during the update. So yeah I observe the same thing in one Android app. The descriptions of the new modes are not clear at all, by the way.

Sthocs ( 2016-10-12 11:25:35 +0300 )edit